Top 5 Home Remedies for Typhoid Fever that We should Know

Typhoid fever is the most common concern of parents. If typhoid fever has not subsided for the baby in time, the condition is prolonged that causes dangerous complications. Therefore, parents are finding ways to reduce their typhoid fever quickly at home before seeing a doctor. The following is top 5 home remedies for typhoid fever that we should know.

What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is an acute infectious disease, transmitted by gastrointestinal tract, caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. 

Typhoid fever usually occurs in areas with poor hygiene, due to food borne transmission by water or contaminated food. Patients with acute illness can infect the surrounding water environment by stool, at the level of excreta that contains very high levels of bacteria.

Symptoms of typhoid fever include:

Often, the diagnosis is primarily clinical, in combination with blood tests, stool cultures, and epidemiological factors. On average, from 7 to 15 days after infection, serious symptoms appear.

The most important and persistent sign of typhoid fever is a high fever of 39 to 40 degrees Celsius.

May be appear the board in small 2-3mm, pink usually grows in the abdomen, ribs, chest – also known as erythema nodosum.

Patients often do not feel good, abdominal pain, headache or loss of taste when eating.

Depending on the case, the neurological manifestations express in different levels from headache, insomnia, tinnitus, lumbar discus to delirium, lose consciousness.

Have pain along the right pit, move bowels about 5-6 times a day, yellowish brown stool, especially very heavy smell.

The edge of the tongue is red, between the tongue covered with white or gray moss.

Once you know the symptoms of the disease, you apply the following best and natural remedies for typhoid fever to treat in time and accurately.

Top 5 home remedies for typhoid fever

Method 1: Basil

Not only known as a typical herb, it is not only used in many dishes but also known as fever-reducing medicinal herbs that have a rapid antipyretic effect. When combined with ginger, the mixture of ginger and basil is likely to get the heat of the fever out of the body, in addition to helping support the immune system in the fight against bacteria, viruses.

How to use:

Wash about 20 basil leaves, chop 5g of fresh ginger.

Pour 200ml of water into the mixture and then keep the mixture on the simmer until the water is about half.

Filter the water to drink (may be add more honey for easy to drink).

Drink 2-3 times a day, drink for three days until the fever stops completely.

Method 2: Lettuce

Lettuce is a potent herb in reducing fever, especially fever in children. Lettuce contains natural antibacterial and antibiotics ingredients that help kill parasites, inflammation.

How to use:

Wash a handful of lettuce leaves, puree and filter for drinking water. But using lettuce in this way is very difficult to drink because of taste.

For young children, it is recommended to use lettuce as a way to lose the taste, which makes it easier for children to drink:

Boil 1 teaspoon of lettuce in a bowl of condensed rice water over 20 minutes with small fire. Then decant water from the mixture, let it get cold, and drink 2-3 times a day.

Mothers can add a little sugar to create sweet that makes them easier to drink.

To get the fever off, the mothers can combine drink and cover with the lettuce for the baby in the way:

Lettuce after crushing, squeeze the water, then divide into three parts. Two parts clamp on the armpit, the other part applies compress to the baby’s forehead. Repeat 2-3 times so, baby will reduce to 80-90% fever.

Method 3: Garlic

Garlic is known as an excellent spice in human daily life. People have used garlic for a long time to cure some types of coughs, joint pain, prevent aging, and so on. Garlic also has a very ability to treating typhoid fever effectively.

According to a study of scientists in the world, garlic contains selenium and trace elements containing alliin antibiotics that enhance the immune system’s ability to lower high blood pressure and improve many health conditions.

You need 20gr of raw garlic, 5ml olive oil


Step 1: Peel the garlic off, then puree, put in plastic tray

Step 2: Pour 5ml olive oil into the garlic’s tray

Step 3: Mix the garlic and olive oi so that the garlic is sprinkled with olive oil.

Step 4: Cover with gauze or cotton and apply on the sole of the foot for 1-2 hours.

Do 1-2 times daily, each time is 3-4 hours apart, fever will decrease rapidly.


Garlic can reduce fever quickly by stimulating the body to sweat to remove toxins from the body.

Can replace olive oil with coconut oil.

Do not overfill the gauze bandage, if after carrying out this way, typhoid fever has not reduced, you can stay overnight or prolong the time with gauze.

For some people, it is very prone to allergy to garlic, so before attempting to do so, try a mixture on your hands or feet to ensure you are not allergic to the ingredients of the mixture.

Method 4: Banana

Chop down a section of the stem of banana and burn it on the flame to ripe the middle part.

Then use the two hands to hold the end of the steam to squeeze water from the stem of the banana.

Bring the water to the patients to drink.

Method 5: Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a good source of filtering waste in the body that has been of great interest lately.

This is a very commonly used and effective ingredient for the exclusion of toxins but must be a vinegar made from unrefined organic apples and not filtered because it contains small particles that provide the best performance. Vinegar can be used to cure a lot of health problems. It is also great for women who have vaginal problems.

The mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar after metabolizing in the body will produce alkaline, increase the pH level in the blood to the natural level that helps restore the ability to fight off germs and diseases. 

How to do:

You mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

Drink this mixture in the morning, before eating (or drinking other drinks) for 20 – 30 minutes to get the best effect.

Note: However, it should be noted that the large amount of apple cider vinegar may reduce the levels of potassium in the body, resulting in lower bone density, and may interact with certain diabetic and cardiovascular drugs.

You should consult a doctor before starting a long regime with apple cider vinegar and honey to make sure that this mixture is right for you.

If you are catching typhoid fever, these measures can help you to avoid  transmitting this disease to others:

Wash your hands regularly. This is the only important thing that can be done to avoid infecting others. We can clean our hands at any time, but we can not ignore the following: Before cleaning (before eating, before washing your face, before feeding, before preparing for the food); After doing any work that has been or may have been contaminated (after using toilet, after changing diapers, after emptying out the garbage, after coughing and sneezing, after cleaning the house …). Adults should wash their hands at least 6 times a day. Children wash their hands more, especially when there are environmental changes such as from home to school, from home to the crowded places and in public transport.

Clean daily household items such as clean toilets, door handles, phone receivers and faucets at least once a day.

Keep personal belongings separate. Use towels, bed linen and utensils for personal use and wash them frequently in hot soapy water. A lot of dirty things can be soaked first in the disinfectant.

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